The preparations for the premiere performances of the opera Aida have reached the homestretch. On April 9 at 4pm, at the Theatre’s Musical Salon the staging group gives a news conference. And at 6pm, the first dress rehearsal of Aida opens. The second one is to start on April 10 at 6pm.
April 1 marks the 205th anniversary of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. It is impossible to imagine the history of 19-th century’s Russian opera without Mayskaya Noch (A Night in May) and Noch pered Rozhdestvom (Christmas Eve) by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, Cherevichki (Shoes) by P. I. Tchaikovsky, or Zhenitba (The Marriage) and Sorochinskaya Yarmarka (The Fair of Sorochintsy) by M. P. Moussorgsky. Just as the 20th century’s Russian musical panorama without Nos (The Nose) by D. D. Shostakovich, Portret (The Portrait) by M. S. Vainberg, or Mertvie Dushi (The Dead Souls) by R. K. Shchedrin.
March 26 and 27 saw the installation of the stage set for the opera Aida. Since March 28, the rehearsals have been conducted on stage in the finished stage design.
On March 24 and 25, within the framework of the Golden Mask Festival, the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre performs on stage of the Stanislavsky Music Theatre. March 24: Boris Godunov by M. Moussorgsky March 25: One-act ballets
The preparation for the premiere of Aida is going in high gear. Director Peter Stein, his assistants, conductors, choreographer Lia Tsolaki, and opera singers twice a day conduct lengthy rehearsals on the Theatre’s Small stage and in the atrium.
Hibla Gerzmava, principal singer at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, performed at the closing ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi. Along with a thousand-strong children's choir, she sang the song Goodbye Sochi.
On February 23, the famous Georgian tenor Teimuraz Gugushvili parformed the part of Cavaradossi in the opera Tosca. During four days starting February 24, Mr. Gugushvili, who is full professor at the Tbilisi Conservatory, will teach master classes for the solo singers of the Stanislavsky opera.
On February 17, the following dancers will make their debuts in the ballet La Esmeralda: Ksenia Ryzhkova (Fleur-de-Lys); Maria Beck (the First variation); Anton Gaynutdinov and Dmitry Dyachkov (the Officers).